Each year, Forest Service employees across the nation develop and provide a wide diversity of education programs that help connect kids to nature through meaningful outdoor experiences. From visiting classrooms, to operating summer camps, to offering teacher training, to leading outdoor adventures -- these programs are conducted on National Forests and Grasslands, and in other "green spaces", across the country.
The Programs section of the Conservation Education Web site provides resources to help you -- whether you are looking for available programs, or whether you are looking for inspiration and resources ifor developing new programs.
Find a National Forest or Grassland Near You?
Each National Forest or Grassland has unique education programs.
National Information on Conservation Education (NICE) Database
The National Information for Conservation Education (NICE) Database is the primary way that we track and monitor programs and activities in conservation education across the nation. This online, searchable database of education programs is a terrrific clearinghouse for finding programs and resources that connect children with nature. Program reports include goals and objectives, partners, and contact information. Search the database by area, type or topic.
Search for Projects:
Use the database's search function to find projects in your location, or projects that addres your interests.
Forest Service employees and their partners, are strongly encouraged to enter their outreach projects into the database. To enter programs into the database, contact your Regional CE coordinator to receive a password and intitial instructions. The database features a user-friendly internet interface, and is supported by a clear and concise instructions on data entry.